Bloodgood Street was quiet Sunday morning, but that wasn't the case Saturday when a car was stolen around 4 p.m. from the Downtown Renaissance senior home parking lot.
Police say 16 year old Edna Harris III struck a man, taking cash and his car. Less than 15 minutes later an officer spotted the stolen car near Broad and Government Streets.
"The officer is able to get the vehicle stopped several times as they go down Government but the driver would wait for the officer to approach the car and then drive off," said Corporal Christopher Levy.
After several failed attempts to approach the driver, a high speed chase led police west on Government Street, ending tragically for the young driver who was thrown from the vehicle after striking a tree.
Witnesses say the car hit the tree then bounced back into the street.
The assisted living facility is in the Orange Grove Community and it's not uncommon to have crime like this happen in the area. Resdients chose not to talk on camera, but they're shocked to hear that someone so young stole a car.
Police say the suspect and victim knew each other, but won't comment on how the two were acquainted.